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Friday Five:  Cookbooks I’m Luvin’

I’m a bit obsessed with cookbooks, like can sit on my couch with coffee and page through a cookbook for hours. Between the photography, recipes, and personal stories threaded through out; they make a great weekend read and there is the always added bonus of the delicious food that is inspired by them. Here’s what I have been reading and loving lately. What are your favorites?

1. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi

This cookbook is amazing, hands down, the most beautiful cookbook I have read this year. Not only is the photography incredible, it is packed full of amazing stories and the recipes are out of this world. The hummus is the very best I have ever had. Not everything is diet or ww friendly, but many of the recipes are easy to adjust and are packed with veggies and whole foods.

2. Fresh From The Vegan Slow Cooker, Robin Robertson

I have been experimenting lately with more meatless and even vegan meals. Although I don’t think I will ever give up meat completely, there are many benefits to a more plant based diet. However slow cooker vegetarian and vegan meals can be challenging, and y’all know I love my slow cooker. This book changed that. Lots of incredible ideas and yummy recipes.

3. Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso

Although I don’t eat a Paleo diet, many of their recipes fit in perfect with Weight Watchers and/or a healthy eating plan. All of the recipes in her book are free of grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes. The recipes are also very easy to prepare and many can be prepared quickly.

4. From Mama’s Table to Mine, Bobby Dean

I am going to be honest. I didn’t really want to like this cookbook. However once I tried a few recipes (everything is under 350 calories), they are pretty delicious. If you love down home cooking and southern classics, you will get a ton of use out of this cookbook. Think Paula Dean recipes, but skinny.

5.Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook

This cookbook isn’t even actually available yet. It won’t be out until April 30th, however I already preordered mine. I have read some reviews from folks who have previewed the book and it sounds like it is going to be a winner. Plus all the points are right there with every recipe.

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2 Response to Friday Five: Cookbooks I’m Luvin’

  1. Shira on April 13, 2013

    If you like Jerusalem, check out Plenty, also by Yotam Ottolenghi. It’s more of a vegetarian cookbook with mouth-watering recipes.

  2. jill on February 8, 2014



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